IN A game that was far from the norm, Ilkley Town recovered from a goal down to beat lowly Hartshead 3-1 in the West Yorkshire League Premier Division.

For starters, the referee made third-placed Ilkley play in their training gear as he thought that their kit was too similar to the visitors.

Adam Davey crashed a header against Hartshead’s bar, but the latter then took the lead when Ben Smith’s low ball into the box was turned into his own net by Darren Munday.

Undeterred, Town equalised when Davey’s sublime long ball picked out Lee Spires, who, from the right wing, drilled the ball low for young forward Tom Archer, to tap in.

Ilkley finally took the lead after 56 minutes when Tim Edney flicked a header into the box for Davey, who got the benefit of a ricochet off onrushing Hartshead keeper Danny Thompson.

Town grabbed their third shortly after, as 14th-placed Hartshead failed to clear a corner, allowing Edney to fire home.

The game ended on a sour note as a member of the Hartshead coaching staff was ejected from the ground by the referee for verbal abuse towards the Ilkley bench.

Field, who are ninth, lost 1-0 to a late Ashley Austin goal at Headingley, but bottom-of-the-table Pool notched only their fourth win of the season – by 3-1 at Hunslet Club after goals by Jamie Algar, Ryan Firth and Josh Wagstaff.

In the third round of the League Cup, Oxenhope Recreation failed to bridge a gap of one division in losing 2-0 at home to top-flight visitors Robin Hood Athletic.

A Craig Nicholls hat-trick gave second-placed Rawdon Old Boys a 3-1 victory over leaders Whitkirk Wanderers as the teams swapped places.

Wyke Wanderers, who are fifth, drew 0-0 at seventh-placed Wetherby Athletic, but there was no joy for cellar dwellers Brighouse Old Boys, who lost 6-0 at East End Park, who are fourth.

In Division Two, Otley Town won 3-2 at Kellingley Welfare to climb from third to second, while next-to-bottom Baildon Trinity Athletic triumphed 6-2 at fifth-placed Ripon City.

Pool are out of the League Trophy, beaten 1-0 at Kirk Deighton Rangers.

However, Field triumphed 8-1 in Alliance Division One courtesy of goals by Liam Charles (3), John Penn (2), Ben Baker, David Summers and Joseph Vickers.

Luke Snowden got the winner for Oxenhope at Hartshead.